A pysanka (Ukrainian: писанка, plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated using a wax-resist (batik) method. The word comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.
Really nice...I am always having to graph the egg before drawing so that I can keep some continuity and balance...ultimately, my eggs end up Gray from all the graphite ...are you just eyeballing it? Or do you have a better way of design placement? Cuz your designs look perfect..and your lines are awesome. AWESOME control!!
Thank you! I'm sorry that it has taken this long for me to reply. I've been busy this year with a new baby!
I know exactly what you mean about having a grey egg from the pencil lines and smudges, I end up with the same from time to time. I always have pencil guidelines to start with, sometimes just to divide the egg up into portions. From there it is a combination of pencil guidelines and eye balling, depending on how much detail or which design I'm going with.
Gorgeous! I don't know if I have it in me to whip out my pysanka stuff this year.